Faunalytics Fundamentals is a collection of resources that provide the latest and best data for a variety of important animal issues and topics.
See below for the Fundamentals that are currently available. Please note: These PDF documents currently include our old branding, under the HRC name, when these documents were called “primers.” We look forward to updating these in the near future.
- Farmed Animals: The first in our series of Fundamentals that can be viewed entirely on our website, our focus on Farmed animals contains information about animal ethology, consumer opinions, scale of the industry, environmental impacts, and more.
- Companion Animals (volume 1) (PDF, 435k): Summarizes the latest research about companion animals, including estimates of population sizes by animal type, demographics, and attitudes and behavior linked to companion animal ownership (or “guardianship”).
- Companion Animals (volume 2) (PDF, 410k): Summarizes the latest research covering the overpopulation of companion animals in the United States, along with related issues including free-roaming and feral animals, spay/neuter, relinquishment, and shelter statistics.
- Opinions Regarding Farmed Animals (PDF, 516k): Summarizes the available research regarding public attitudes toward farmed animals, with emphasis on the United States.
- Attitudes Toward Fur (PDF, 554k): Summarizes recent research findings regarding attitudes toward the use of animal fur for clothing and other purposes. Studies address the size of the fur industry and public attitudes toward fur in the U.S. and other countries.
- Trapping in the United States (PDF, 460k): Summarizes the available research about trapping animals, primarily for fur or wildlife “management” purposes. Covers the number of trappers, attitudes toward trapping, types of traps used, and the number of animals killed.
- Hunting in the United States (PDF, 79k): Summarizes recent research on public attitudes toward the hunting and killing of animals for sport, subsistence, or other reasons, including wildlife “management.”
- Animal Experimentation (PDF, 434k): Summarizes the available research about animal experimentation, including the number of animals used for experiments and public opinion regarding the use of animals for different scientific purposes.
- How Many Vegetarians Are There? (PDF, 379k) Summarizes the latest quantitative research relating to the size of the vegetarian and vegan (veg*n) populations in the United States. Not yet updated with our recent study of lapsed and current vegetarians/vegans.
- Why and Why Not Vegetarian? (PDF, 531k) Summarizes the latest quantitative and qualitative research relating to motivations for and barriers against adopting a vegetarian diet.